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Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
In March 2018, the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship was authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination is made.
1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2. Have eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant
3. Have a parent or guardian who was a public safety officer killed in the line of duty
4. Have been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent or guardian's death
The maximum award is $6,345 for the 2020-2021 award year.
In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship (increased Pell Grant), as long at the student has a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and continues to be an eligible student.
Students who qualify for the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, may also be eligible
for increased funding from the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant program,
Subsidized Direct Loan program, and Federal Work-Study. If you meet the eligibility
requirements, please contact the Financial Aid and Veterans Services Office for more